After wasting a couple hours trying to find a suitable on-camera spokesperson and voiceover talent, I noticed a few things in the listings that became very annoying.
Nearly everyone promises a “professional” job. Although, when you view their demo videos, most are nowhere near professional quality. Spokespersons who might have a nice looking video with 3-point lighting, will have terrible audio. It sounds like they’re using the camcorder’s mic, replete with noise and room reverberation. That’s makes their product totally unusable (one woman even had the audacity to ask for an extra $20 to use a proper mic)! Several sellers also have flat, un-lit video, while trying to sell themselves as on-camera spokespeople… certainly NOT professional.
Also, what’s with people offering video or voicework, but they only show a photo of themselves? If you want to sell your performance, you should at least have an EXAMPLE of what you can do! Having no audition video is the mark of a rank amateur.
I know it’s only $5 (at least that’s the premise), but if I wanted to give someone $5 for something that’s not usable, it’s easier to just toss the money in the garbage and save everyone the trouble. I have no problem paying someone extra when they actually DO professional-level work. I’m a generous tipper.